SHEFFIELD, England: Tottenham Hotspur's record signing Tanguy Ndombele conjured a moment of magic to seal his side's 3-1 victory at the Premier League's bottom club Sheffield United on Sunday. Spurs had just seen the commanding lead given to them by Serge Aurier and Harry Kane halved by David McGoldrick's header on the hour when Ndombele struck with an audacious flicked lob. It was a timely goal for Jose Mourinho's side as McGoldrick's effort revived memories of numerous points they have dropped from winning positions this season. This time, however, they made no mistake to record only their second win in seven league games and move into fourth spot, at least until Manchester City play Crystal Palace later. Tottenham had looked commanding in the first half with Aurier heading in from a corner after five minutes and Kane's clinical finish doubling their lead in the 40th minute. For Sheffield United it was a disappointing result after they had posted their first win of … [Read more...] about Ndombele stunner helps Tottenham win at Sheff United
REUTERS: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says he questioned Tanguy Ndombele's professionalism last season but still has faith in the France midfielder, who scored a late winner against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Thursday's Europa League match. Ndombele arrived for a club record 54 million pounds (US$69.91 million) last year but struggled to make an impact, with injuries limiting him to 17 starts and Mourinho singling him out for criticism before the COVID-19 shutdown. However, the 23-year-old had shown he was now focused and applying himself, Mourinho said. "Last season he was stuck in a situation where I couldn't see evolution," Mourinho told reporters. "In this moment he's training very, very well. "In this moment, I believe in Tanguy. I never doubted his quality. Never. I doubted in some moments his motivation and commitment and professional attitude. In this moment I think that Tanguy can do well for us." Spurs, who lost their Premier League opener 1-0 to Everton, … [Read more...] about Mourinho still has faith in Ndombele
The German's first game in charge after replacing Frank Lampard was an underwhelming 0-0 draw with Wolves, but he has now masterminded three wins on the spin to move the Blues up to fifth, one point behind fourth-place Liverpool. They did not have it all their own way against Chris Wilder's side, however, the Yorkshire side cancelling out Mount's first-half opener after the interval courtesy of a slapstick own goal from Antonio Rudiger. 1 2128513 Chelsea secured all three points soon after, though, when Jorginho followed up his decisive penalty against Tottenham in midweek with another successful spot-kick. RESULTS | POINTS TABLE | FIXTURES Oliver Burke squandered a glorious opportunity to give the hosts a first-minute lead, the Scotland international lashing into the side netting after being played through by Oliver McBurnie. Timo Werner was then denied at the other end as Chris Basham tracked back superbly to clear his flicked effort over the outrushing Aaron Ramsdale. Basham thought … [Read more...] about Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea: Jorginho spot-kick seals Tuchel’s third straight win
The Bianconeri have their sights set on Sassuolo's Manuel Locatelli as his replacement but need to raise funds. Getting rid of Ramsey who is on a hefty weekly wage hence could serve as big financial support in this case. Ramsey could be available for a nominal fee in summer and there is understanding that a return to Premier League could be on his mind. It has put Spurs on red alert while Wolves are also believed to be tracking the progress. Ramsey's struggle so far in Italy Ramsey moved to Turin 18 months ago on a free deal, bringing an end to his 11-year association with Arsenal. However, things in Serie A haven't gone totally to plan for him, despite claiming the first league title of his career last season. Recurring injury issues although has been a major problem but managers not trusting for the first-team role completely has been the major problem. He only got just over 1,000 minutes of league football under Maurizio Sarri last season and things have not improved this term under … [Read more...] about Aaron Ramsey being tracked by Spurs: A tough deal to crack?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the opportunity to give a few United fringe players opportunities to impress but ultimately had to turn to his regulars on the bench, with McTominay the one to make the difference. United were frustrated in the first half as they struggled to make the most of their dominance over a West Ham side who offered very little in attack, with Victor Lindelof going closest for the hosts when denied by the upright. Aside from United managing fewer shots, the pattern of the match hardly deviated after the break and it was no surprise to see it remain goalless at the end of the regulation 90 minutes. But the hosts' superiority told in the end with West Ham unable to cancel out McTominay's 97th-minute strike. It quickly became apparent that West Ham's plan was to pack their defence with as many players as possible and it was nearly undone just 11 minutes in, but Anthony Martial was denied by a crucial Angelo Ogbonna intervention that resulted in the Italian … [Read more...] about Manchester United 1-0 West Ham (aet): McTominay ends Hammers’ resistance to seal quarterfinal spot